Cyclists who’d like to register to join in a virtual ride on June 20 will receive a special patch, stick, and certificate in recognition of their achievement. A portion of the entry collected will be donated to the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise Foundation and distributed evenly to local food banks.
Recently, the local group from the OSGA 55+ held a bowling fundraiser at Nativity Lanes, in Cornwall.
Over 50 individuals participated in the event.
Organizer and bowling team captain Dan Youmelle has also planned a spaghetti supper fundraiser, to be held April 17, at the Army Navy Club, in Cornwall.
The District 8 team comprises captain Dan Youmelle, Sheila Youmelle, Frank St. Pierre, Huguette Lortie-Seguin, and William Pynenburg. They will be competing at the Canada Senior Games in Kamloops, B.C., in August.
Individuals wishing to support the group’s endeavour can purchase tickets for the spaghetti supper by contacting Dan Youmelle at 613-938-1930 or the Army Navy Club at 613-938-5020.
District 8 of the Ontario Senior Games Association encompasses Cornwall, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, and Akwesasne.
Each of the past three years, Colton Gallant and Allister Macdonell have assembled a team of volunteers to organize a fundraiser hockey tournament, played on the outdoor rink in Williamstown. Money collected from the events supported local charities. Unfortunately, there will be no tourney in 2020.
I would like to take this opportunity to provide everyone with an update in regards to the status of Hockey With Heart. Unfortunately Allister Macdonell and I have both been extremely busy this year and have decided to take the year off from the event. I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported our initiative over the past three years. The tournament would not have been the same without all of you.
Colton Gallent, posting on Facebook
Three years ago, the young duo began Hockey With Heart to “give back to the community.” Gallant and Macdonell noted that as they both love the sport of hockey, they wanted to find a way to “get others involved and connected in charitable work.”
Through a combination of entry fees, canteen sales, and individual and business donations, the tournament last year supported the Julie MacLachlan Charitable Foundation and Beyond 21.
On November 22 and 23, the Lancaster Curling Club hosted a charity bonspiel that raised funds for Hospice Cornwall. Some 64 curlers took part in the action on the ice that ran Friday evening and through the day Saturday. There was also a silent auction.